Since moving to Shap, I have begun a project to visit the sheepfolds which sculptor Andy Goldsworthy reconstructed in Cumbria. I have also been discovering the fells and Lowther Valley to the west. The overlap and merging of other disciplines - walking, drawing, painting, photography and writing is significant in the development of new art work. I organise my research into 'journey books' for each new project. The outcomes vary - from series of paintings to a set of fair isle knitted cushions and collages. A visit to Woolfest in June was a revelation - it's all about sheep and wool in this area! 'Fold in the Land' includes studies and photographs which will form the basis of a new series of textile works - see these in the Textile section of the website.
'COLLECTED - 15 YEARS OF SPRING FLING' GRACEFIELD ARTS CENTRE, DUMFRIES 21st April - 13th May 2017
SPRING FLING 27th – 29th May 2017: Spring Fling is now part of the new South West Scotland artists' association, 'Upland'.
LAKES ARTISTS SUMMER EXHIBITION at The New Hall, Grasmere, LA22 9TA 29th July - 6th September 2017
C-ART ‘ARTIST OF THE YEAR’ Rheged, Penrith 9th September – 5th November 2017
C-ART OPEN STUDIO TRAIL 15th,16th & 17th September 2017
'COMING HOME' at the WHITEHOUSE GALLERY, KIRKCUDBRIGHT 9th September – 28th October
'UPLAND at UPFRONT' 14th November 2017 - 14th January 2018 : Spring Fling artists exhibition in Cumbria.
VIRIDIAN GALLERY, KESWICK I have been invited to show in the Spotlight On exhibition in August & September 2018.